European time zones:

CEST – Central European Summer Time

Current time in Madrid

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:59:28 AM CEST

Madrid will stay on CEST until Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 AM
when clocks are moved to Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 02:00:00CET

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC + 2 hours

CEST is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that CEST is a daylight saving time/summer time zone. It is generally only used during the summer in the places listed below, during the winter CET is used instead

Time zone abbreviations: CEST, MESZ

Full name is Central European Summer Time
MESZ – Mitteleuropäische Sommerzeit (German)

Email time zone indicator: +0200

An email sent from someone in the CEST time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0200" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0200" does not have to be in CEST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below

Where and when is CEST observed?

European countries using CEST in the summer and CET during the winter

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in CEST

Other time zones in Europe

Go directly through the links below, or see the Europe time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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